Professor Malcolm Joyce

Lancaster University


Malcolm Joyce is Professor of Nuclear Engineering at Lancaster University in the UK. His research interests include applied radiation detection & measurement, decommissioning-related analytical methods and nuclear policy & environmental assay. He is author on > 140 refereed journal articles and specializes in digital mixed-field radiation assay with fast, organic liquid scintillation detectors. Malcolm has a BSc (Hons.) in physics, a PhD in -ray spectroscopy and a DEng in digital fast neutron assay. He was a member of the UK Government's Nuclear Industry Research Advisory Board (NIRAB) and is co-chair of UK’s National Nuclear Users' Facility (www.nnuf.ac.uk). In 2014 his team was awarded the James Watt medal by the Institution of Civil Engineers (www.ice.org.uk) for best paper in the journal Proc. ICE (Energy) for research on the depth profiling of radioactive contamination in concrete. He was Head of Engineering at Lancaster, 2008-2015, and is editor on three journals in the field. In 2016 he was awarded a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award and in 2017 he authored a text book on nuclear energy: ‘Nuclear Engineering: A Conceptual Introduction to Nuclear Power’, published by Butterworth-Heinemann.